New 2018 Medicare Costs

Generally, each year the cost-sharing rates for Medicare change. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid recently released what the new amounts will be. At this link on the Medicare site, you will find an overview of the new 2018 costs: www.medicare.gov/your-medicare-costs/costs-at-a-glance/costs-at-glance.html. At the end of the article, you will find links for more detailed information about…
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The Windfall Elimination Provision Guarantee

We’ve talked recently about the Windfall Elimination Provision and how it may affect Social Security beneficiaries who receive both a non-covered pension (no F.I.C.A. tax paid on wages) and a Social Security check. We discussed how the benefit computation is modified. (Our pamphlet Your Retirement Benefit: How It Is Figured discusses how the standard computation…
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What Counts As A Pension For The Windfall Elimination Provision?

Previously, we discussed when and how the Windfall Elimination Provision may affect your Social Security benefit if you also receive a non-covered pension from local, state or federal employment. (Examples of types of employment that may be state or local and not covered by Social Security are policemen, fire fighters,or city and county employees. Check…
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The Windfall Elimination Provision And You

If you worked in local, state or federal jobs where you did not pay the F.I.C.A. tax and will receive a pension based on that work AND will receive a Social Security retirement benefit, the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) will apply to you. It applies when you are receiving both a non-covered pension and Social…
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Compassionate Allowances: Fast Track Help To Those Who Need It Most

We are committed to processing disability claims as quickly as possible in all cases, but our initial claims process typically takes three to four months. If you suffer from a serious medical condition that prevents you from working, time is of the essence when it comes to receiving a decision on your disability application. In…
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